Wednesday, July 23, 2014
My Account  | Login
Nashua;91.0;http://forecast.weather.gov/images/wtf/small/few.png;2014-07-23 18:09:38
pic1
pic2
pic3
pic4
pic5
pic6
pic7
pic8
pic9
  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Selectman Peter Band, left, talks with Bruce McClure while he drops off his ballot while voting Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Selectman Peter Band, left, talks with Bruce McClure while he drops off his ballot while voting Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Hollis Selectman Peter Band, left, looks on as Steve McCalmont, second from right, helps his mother and father, Becky and Arnie McCalmont with their ballots during voting Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the town election held in the Lawrence Barn.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Hollis residents pick up their ballots Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held in the Lawrence Barn.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Hollis residents pick up their ballots Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held in the Lawrence Barn.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Lisa Schmalz, right, shares a laugh with friends Maureen and Dave Kirk while campaigning for her husband while voting Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held in the Lawrence Barn in Hollis.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Standing by herself, Lisa Schmalz campaigns for her husband Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held in the Lawrence Barn in Hollis.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Standing by herself, Lisa Schmalz campaigns for her husband Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during the town election held in the Lawrence Barn in Hollis.


  • Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom


    Campaigners line the sidewalk during voting Tuesday, March 13, 2012, for the town election held at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hollis: Where veteran office-holders ran, they won; SB2 fell short of 60%.

HOLLIS – Incumbents did well Tuesday, as Hollis voters faced one of the fullest ballots in the region, with several contested races.

And once again a proposal to move to SB2 ballot voting failed in Hollis, Brookline and the school districts.

Incumbent David Petry easily defeated John Anderson for a three-year selectmen’s seat, 816-557.

On the Budget Committee, a five-way race for two three-year seats saw both incumbents, Michael Harris and Tom Jambard, easily re-elected with margins of several hundred votes over challengers Raul Blanche, Paul Cain and Basil Mason.

Even the town treasurer’s position, a spot that sometimes has no candidates on local ballots, had a race. Barbara Townsend outpolled Dennis Gallant almost four to one, 919-266.

On the Hollis School Board, a bevy of newcomers competed for two seats. Bernard Mizula and Boris Golosarksy prevailed, defeating Timothy M. Fortier and Michael Patz.

For Hollis’ seat on the Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School Board, longtime incumbent Tom Enright bested Frank Cadwell, 792-557.

The proposal to switch to ballot-voting, or the SB2 method of annual meeting, failed to pass in Hollis, Brookline and the cooperative school district.

A majority of Brookline voters supported switching the cooperative school district to SB2, while Hollis voters rejected it for the co-op. The measure needed a 60 percent majority to pass

The combined result, fell about 140 votes short of the 60 percent margin needed.

Efforts to switch to SB2, the system under which annual meeting is split into a discussion phase in February and a ballot-voting phase in March, failed in both towns as well .

David Brooks can be reached at 594-6531 or dbrooks@nashuatelegraph.com.